The Dubard Family is for more than 30 years, the most famous producers of refreshing and reasonably priced wines in South-West France. The family members offer differing personalities of graduate oenologists, wine makers and viticulturists who together make up a dynamic and passionate team that has been renowned in the Bergerac wine region for decades. Being receptive to their terroir, combining common sense and long experience with ceaseless wine-making and viticulture: these are the founding principles on which the family has relied in their exceptionnel cuvées. They are also ongoing on the environmental label "HVE" (High Environmental Value).
The Dubard estate is located on sunny hillsides overlooking the right bank of the Dordogne, east of Bordeaux.Clayey limestone hillsides exposed to the sun (south-southwest), where trellising fully adapted to the spacing between the rows enhances ripening. Vines: 25 years old - 10 a - Yield: 50 Hl/Ha - 3T. per acre
After destemming and crushing, the grapes are loaded into vats for 4 weeks of maceration. During fermentation, daily pumping-over and one rack and return in the early stages ensure gentle gradual extraction of its phenolic potential. This primary fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation in tanks. The wine is then racked into new French oak barrels to mature for 6 months, after which it is transferred to 50hl oak barrels where to age for another 6 months. After this it is naturally fined with egg white. Maturing gives Château Laulerie time to open up and to find its harmony with spicy aromas and tannins .
The nose is very expressive, with aromas of dark red fruit and mixed spice. The palate offers silky rounded tannins, enlivened by a harmonious combination of oaky and fruity aromas giving great refinement and balance.
To serve at 65°F with duck, red meat and cheese or can just be enjoyed on its own.
Can be enjoyed now but it may be cellared 8-10 years.
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